Altar & Rosary

For over 40 years, the women of Our Lady of the Plains parish have been serving our community through their prayers and works of charity. As time has passed each new generation has stepped forward to continue this important work…

The objective of the organization is to promote the spiritual and social welfare of the members.
The Altar & Rosary Society activities include a Country Market and Bake Sale in October; Christmas Toy Shop the first week in December; Advent Craft and Bake Sale in December; Lenten Soup Suppers; Palm Sunday Craft and Bake Sale; First Communion and Confirmation receptions; Back-to-School Shop; Setting and up and serving coffee and donuts/cookies after mass; and preparing funeral dinners.

Meetings are held on the first Sunday of each month during the school year at 10:30 a.m.

 

This specially designed and hand-painted issue of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima was given to the people of Our Lady of the Plains Parish from The Altar and Rosary Society. the Statue was presented to the congregation in a special blessing ceremony on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018. the statue was blessed by Pastor, Father John Green.
The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is to remind us to honor Mary’s Immaculate Heart and to pray the rosary to ask for her protection and guidance as we make our journey in this life toward eternity in Jesus Christ.
The statue is designated as a “pilgrim” status since it is meant to travel from place to place. It is intended to be taken into our homes and used as a reminder to pray daily. Since it’s introduction the statue has been welcomed into the homes of at least a half dozen families.

The requirements for taking the status home are threefold.

First: An adult Parishioner makes the arrangements with a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and assumes responsibility for the statue while in their possession.

Second: The statue is taken for a period of seven days and is to be placed in a special prominent place in the home.

Third: The Family or individual promises to pray the rosary every day for the seven days.

” When Mary holds you up, you will no fail: when she protects you, you need not fear: when she leads you, you will not tire yourself: when she is favorable to you, you will arrive at the harbor of safety”
– St. Bernard

Lenten Observances

To Prepare ourselves during the liturgical time of Lent, the Altar & Rosary Society and the Knight of Columbus prepare meals, which allows for a moment of fraternity. Soon after, we begin an ancient practice of the Church known as, the Stations of the Cross. Do not miss the opportunity to meditate with our parish community and the entire Church, the Passion of Our Lord, so that we may glory in his Resurrection!

Christmas Toy Shop

Each year, the Altar & Rosary Society organize a toy shop, which provides toys to families in need around our area. Each year many families are helped through the donations everyone makes. And here too the words of Christ are echoed through the mouth of St. Paul, “It is better to give than to receive,” (Acts 20:35).

Back-to-School Shop

Back to School Shop is an activity of Our Lady of the Plains that offers a new backpack with school supplies to each school aged child to families in need. In spite of the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, many families were helped through this parish activity. We hope to continue to serve those in most around us, through which the message of the Good News is also proclaim!

 

The Fatima Center Rosary Rally

Beginning in 2015 Our Lady of the Plains Altar and Rosary Society has sponsored the annual rosary rally.
The purpose of the rosary rally is to show God and His Blessed Mather our love and veneration. We come together to commemorate the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal. We come to pray the rosary to honor her Immaculate Heart and through her honor our Lord Jesus Christ. Through the most Holy Rosary, we ask Our Lord and Our Lady for the conversion of America, to stop the waves of sacrilege, blasphemy and anti-religious hatred within our society.
The Rosary Rally is held each year at noon on the Saturday in October that is closest to October 13th. The rally is held in conjunction with America Needs Fatima and unites with over 20000 rallies across America. The rally consists of a procession, song, The Angelus, Intentions, recitation of the Holy Rosary, Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Divine Praises and the Prayer of consecration.
The Rosary is a Beautiful and powerful event. Beautiful because the blessed virgin Mary is at its center and powerful because of her Holy Rosary.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Altar & Rosary Society, need additional information or have questions, email us at jkranz1979@gmail.com

Pray the Rosary

The Five Joyful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Mondays, Saturdays, and, during the season of Advent, on Sundays:

  1. The Annunciation
  2. The Visitation
  3. The Nativity
  4. The Presentation in the Temple
  5. The Finding in the Temple

The Five Glorious Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Wednesdays and, outside the seasons of Advent and Lent, on Sundays:

  1. The Resurrection
  2. The Ascension
  3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
  4. The Assumption
  5. The Coronation of Mary

The Five Luminous Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Thursdays:

  1. The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan
  2. The Wedding Feast at Cana
  3. Jesus’ Proclamation of the Coming of the Kingdom of God
  4. The Transfiguration
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist

The Five Sorrowful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Tuesdays, Fridays, and, during the season of Lent, on Sundays:

  1. The Agony in the Garden
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar
  3. The Crowning with Thorns
  4. The Carrying of the Cross
  5. The Crucifixion and Death